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dc.contributor.authorMoran-Ellis, J.
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, V.D.
dc.contributor.authorCronin, A.
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, M.
dc.contributor.authorFielding, J.
dc.contributor.authorSleney, J.
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Hilary
dc.identifier.citationMoran-Ellis , J , Alexander , V D , Cronin , A , Dickinson , M , Fielding , J , Sleney , J & Thomas , H 2006 , ' Triangulation and integration : Processes, claims and implications ' , Qualitative Research , vol. 6 , no. 1 , pp. 45-59 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 960512
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: ada5e8af-dfa1-46a5-b683-91c74c7a0f21
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 33646230580
dc.descriptionCopyright 2006 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
dc.description.abstractResearchers who advocate the use of multiple methods often write interchangeably about 'integrating', 'combining' and 'mixing' methods, sometimes eliding these descriptors with 'triangulation', which itself encompasses several meanings. In this article we argue that such an elision is problematic since it obscures the difference between (a) the processes by which methods (or data) are brought into relationship with each other (combined, integrated, mixed) and (b) the claims made for the epistemological status of the resulting knowledge. Drawing on the literature for examples, we set out different rationales for using more than one method, then we develop a definition of integration of methods as a specific kind of relationship among methods. We also discuss different places in the research process where integration can occur: for instance, data from different sources can be integrated in the analysis stage, or findings from different sources at the point of theorizing.en
dc.relation.ispartofQualitative Research
dc.titleTriangulation and integration : Processes, claims and implicationsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionPatient Experience and Public Involvement
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionMaternal Health
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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